2018 Education Programs
Green Discovery Days
March & April
These self-guided explorations of everything green at Gilroy Gardens are an educational treasure hunt! The Green Discovery Days program is appropriate for students in grades K-5.
Natural Science Days
Let our experts do the teaching!
Fridays in May
Explore the park as Gilroy Gardens Docents lead groups of students through presentation, investigation and experimentation models in life and earth sciences. For studens in grades K-2 and 3-5.
Learning at Gilroy Gardens
Gilroy Gardens is more than a theme park... It’s a place where kids can learn and grow! Learn more about all the learning you can do while you visit.
Plan a Visit
School Group Discounts
Gilroy Gardens offers discounted admission for schools and nonprofits with groups of 15 or more when booked at least 3 days in advance. Call to speak with a park representative and book your visit.
The Green Barn
Where Art & Science Ignite!
At Gilroy Gardens’ Green Barn, the natural world is the inspiration for creating works of art in the studio and the basis for scientific discovery and exploration through the Nature Exchange.
Learning Around the Park
Placed throughout our park are four Green Spots, with displays that teach about geology, weather, redwood trees and the Circus Trees.
Take a Tour
Enjoy a self-guided park tour after picking up a free tour brochure at our Welcome Center and learn a ton about our park in these categories: Agriculture, Gardens, History & Culture, and Water & Environment.
Monarchs Butterflies...Beautiful to Behold! Visit our Monarch Butterfly Exhibit inside Monarch Garden to learn more about these wonderful creatures and see them in various stages of their life cycle—from egg to butterfly.
Delightful to Discover!
Honey Bees...Delightful to Discover! Bees are some of our environment's best friends! Visit the Honey Bee Hut, near Lakeside Amphitheater, for a chance to see our LIVE bee hive.